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Job Title:Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Forensic Examiner)

Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:Headquarters, NASA

Hiring Organization:Office of the Inspector General

Job Announcement Number:IG13C0009

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, December 21, 2012 to Monday, January 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DCView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to current Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment, former Federal employees eligible for reinstatement, or those eligible for non-competitive appointment under special authorities. NASA term employees with term conversion eligibility under P.L. 108-201 may also apply. Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service may apply.

JOB SUMMARY:

The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts audits, reviews, and investigations of NASA programs and operations to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and to assist NASA management in promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. The OIG consists of approximately 200 auditors, analysts, specialists, investigators, attorneys, and support staff at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC, and NASA Centers throughout the U.S.

The Office of Investigations (OI), Computer Crimes Division (CCD), is seeking an experienced and motivated candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position located in Washington, DC. CCD personnel conduct very complex and sensitive investigations involving a wide range of technical skills sets related to computer security and computer forensics. These investigations, by their very nature, are fast-paced, complex, and often international in scope and effect. CCD personnel provide critical computer forensics support to an increasing percentage of all the criminal and administrative investigations conducted by the NASA OIG. This support includes the planning and execution of large scale search warrants involving the seizure, proper safeguarding and accurate analysis of very large data sets involving a wide array of IT hardware, firmware, file formats, and operating systems. The ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others to further the underlying investigative mission is important. This position serves as the Lab Chief overseeing computer crimes activities.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequent travel will be required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • This is a drug-testing designated position
  • A one year supervisory probationary period may be required

DUTIES:

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As the Lab Chief, in the Office of Investigations, the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

Directs a professional staff engaged in conducting digital forensic examinations related to various violations of law, to include but not limited to computer intrusions, export control violations, theft of intellectual property, child pornography, fraud, bribery, embezzlement, false statements, bid-rigging and violations of other Federal statutes covering fraudulent activities.

Oversees the completion of technical steps to ensure the accurate identification, preservation and analyses of digital evidence. Solves problems when confronted with technical challenges related to the identification, preservation, and analysis of digital evidence.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, program staff, NASA IT Security and IT administrators, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement officials. Partners with diverse individuals to meaningfully contribute to the successful completion of time sensitive operational events, such as the service of search warrants. Conducts continuous outreach to relevant NASA personnel to develop and maintain a working knowledge of key NASA network systems and programs. Routinely takes steps to stay abreast of current and developing technologies by independent efforts as well as participation in relevant working groups.

Writes complex reports where information is accurately, logically and concisely conveyed to agents, senior agency officials, federal prosecutors and judges.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements:

Applicants must have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management; OR successfully obtained a degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks;

OR

You must have Information Technology(IT)-related experience which demonstrates proficiency in each of the following competencies:

A. ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Reviews moderately complex data from multiple sources and determine relevant information to a given situation. Drafts, edits, and disseminates written reports and status updates that are factual, timely and relatively error free.

B. CUSTOMER SERVICE: Maintains relationships with customers with diverse needs. Provides moderately technical or complex information about products and services. Assesses customers' needs and identifies products and/or services to meet their needs. Resolves fairly complex or non-routine problems, questions, or complaints; directs the most complex problems, questions, or complaints to the appropriate person.

C. ORAL COMMUNICATION: Communicates, explains or defends complex information technology ideas and information clearly and adapts to the audiences level of knowledge. Thoughts are well organized. Listens to others, and recognizes potential miscommunications.

D. PROBLEM SOLVING: Uses logic to identify alternatives to solve complex or sensitive technological problems; anticipates problems and identifies and evaluates potential sources of information and generates alternatives to solve problems where precedents do not exist.

AND

For the GS-14 grade level, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above. Specialized experience includes: ability to lead a team of individuals specializing in computer forensics; experience in overseeing the investigation of complex crimes where automated information systems were the principal targets or means to consummate the crimes (eg., computer crimes or cyber-crimes); experience with criminal and civil procedures, rules of evidence and investigative techniques, to include specialized computer forensics; wrote policies and processes to ensure all computer forensic products and procedures of an organization were fully defensible in adversarial judicial or administrative proceedings; demonstrated knowledge of communication methods, to convey, orally and in writing, detailed technical information in a clear, logical and concise manner; participated in computer forensics¿ work groups as well as industry sponsored work groups in order to stay abreast of current trends within the community; skilled in understanding the theoretical concepts of computer science, as well as practical problem solving skills required to construct and maintain modern-day distributed computer networks; very well-versed in all aspects of system administration responsibilities with special emphasis on virtualization technologies such as VMWare's ESX Server, as well as Microsoft's Hype-V technology.

Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal Service. Time-in-grade and all qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


U.S. citizenship is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Resumix's search technology utilizes a comprehensive skills database that combines matching combinations of search terms to help find the right candidates. The system's built in intelligence recognizes the contextual meaning of words within a resume by extracting relevant information. Applicants are strongly encouraged to thoroughly review the major duties of the position and ensure that you prepare a comprehensive resume that narratively demonstrates your skills, education, and experience. Candidates should refer to NASA's Applicant Guide for assistance in developing a complete resume. NASA will not accept separate KSA statement.

A category rating method will be used to evaluate candidates. All candidates will be assigned to either a 70, 80, or 90 pt. quality category based on the degree to which their competencies meet the position requirements. All candidates in the 90 pt group, which is the highest quality category, may be referred for consideration. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. In certain instances when a large candidate pool exists within the highest quality category, additional weighting of scores may occur to further distinguish best qualified candidates. For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified.


BENEFITS:

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NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, click HERE.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Applicant should be able to lift and move large mobile containers of equipment weighing up to 45 lbs (in support of search warrant and other digital evidence acquisition activities).

Individual will periodically be exposed to objectionable material (e.g. imagery of child sexual abuse).

Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified.

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.

Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

HOW TO APPLY:

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This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the 'Apply Online' link.

In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to the equivalent of approximately SIX typed pages, or approximately 22,000 characters including spaces. You will NOT be allowed to complete the application process if your resume is too long or if your resume was uploaded to USAJobs from a second source. Additionally, NASA does not accept documents attached through USAJobs' document attachment feature.

Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to complete a short series of additional questions. You must finish the entire process in order to have a complete application package and receive consideration. Your answers will not be saved unless you finish the entire application.

You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still open.For more information, see the Applicant Guide.

If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questions to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Resume Operations Center, Mailstop: HS50, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812. DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided at: Hard Copy Resume Requirements.

If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for positions in which you are interested.

All applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide.

Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Wanakee Carrington
Phone: 202-358-1252
Email: Wanakee.L.Carrington@nasa.gov
Agency Information:
NASA's Resume Operations Center
Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL
35812
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Candidates for NASA positions are evaluated using our automated staffing and recruitment system, NASA STARS, which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. Official job offers are made by the Office of Human Resources only.

At NASA, we pride ourselves on efficient and timely recruitment actions, and you can normally expect to learn the outcome of the selection process in a fairly short period of time. In addition, to ensure that you can measure progress for yourself, NASA provides you with regularly updated information on the status of the vacancy announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

IG13C0009

Control Number:

334360400